But an I would, I could not, for that the accuser
came masked by night, and told the forester, and straightway got him hence again, and so the forester knoweth him not.
Perhaps he regarded these answers as good enough for his accuser
, of whom he makes very light.
At this moment the accuser
concluded with these words: "The present accusation is preferred by us in the name of the English people.
If I am mistaken," said the accuser
, "I shall gladly apologize; but before I do so first let monsieur le count explain the extra cards which I saw him drop into his side pocket.
The man and the woman stood face to face - the light badinage which had been passing between them suddenly ended - the man, with his sin stripped bare, mercilessly exposed, the woman, his accuser
, passionately eloquent, pouring out her scorn upon a mute victim.
I confess," said the Accuser
, "that in comparison with the rascally way in which you have conducted yourself on the Bench, the rascally way in which you got there does seem rather a trifle.
Recovering somewhat from my surprise at this astounding charge, I was half-minded to throttle the audacious accuser
, but was restrained by a sudden conviction that came to me in the light of a revelation.
Bid the chancellor and the sub-chancellor lead in the brothers according to age, together with brother John, the accused, and brother Ambrose, the accuser
The moderation with which he is described is remarkable, if he be the accuser
of Socrates, as is apparently indicated by his parting words.
If the widow could reproach herself with the smallest of shortcomings, she would not dare to utter a word; for if she did, she would pronounce her own condemnation, she would be at the same time her own accuser
For these reasons, and among men like these, philosophy, the noblest pursuit of all, is not likely to be much esteemed by those of the opposite faction; not that the greatest and most lasting injury is done to her by her opponents, but by her own professing followers, the same of whom you suppose the accuser
to say, that the greater number of them are arrant rogues, and the best are useless; in which opinion I agreed.
In full court, or in small committee, or confronted face to face, accuser
and accused, men offer themselves to be judged.